A powerful Improvised Explosive Device (IED) and a detonator were seized from three persons in Manipur’s Imphal West district on Monday.
Imphal West district superintendent of police (SP) K Meghachandra said acting on a tip-off, Manipur police commandos conducted checking of vehicles on the Moreh-Imphal highway and seized eight 1.5 volt batteries, which are used to make detonators, from a vehicle.
Police arrested two persons who brought the explosives in the vehicle.
The SP said the two persons had received the consignment from a cadre of banned outfit PREPAK in Myanmar”s border town Tamu and were delivering them to a person in Imphal’s Telipati area.
Based on their confession, another man was arrested and an IED, a detonator, a remote control, two 9 volt batteries, ammunition and a mobile phone was seized from his possession.
SP Meghachandra said they planned to carry out a blast at Telipati area where security personnel are often deployed.